Intimacy and Solitude

How to give love and receive it

Stephanie Dowrick
AUD $29.99
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Love is the most 'natural' thing in the world. Yet we make and break relationships routinely, often without really understanding why. Bestselling author Stephanie Dowrick reveals how in order to meet that desire for rewarding relationships, we must first start with ourselves.

Why do we behave as we do - if it doesn't get us what we want? Can we balance our needs for closeness and for independence? Can we understand our emotional history - and go beyond it? How do we negotiate our needs with those of other people? Can we become the lover, partner or friend we long to be?

Gay, straight, old, young; we want our relationships 'to work'. Through a variety of moving, personal stories, a rare breadth of well-founded ideas and her own inspiring belief in the rewards of love, Stephanie Dowrick shows how possible it is to experience the pleasures of self-acceptance - and the last joy of satisfying connections with others.

Author bio:

Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, writes critically acclaimed and much-loved best selling books. Her books include In the Company of Rilke, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Creative Journal Writing, Choosing Happiness, Seeking the Sacred and A Kinder Life. Her latest book is Heaven on Earth. Formerly a publisher and also a trained psychotherapist, Stephanie Dowrick writes and teaches on a variety of spiritual, psychological and ethical issues. Her particular gift is anticipating key social issues and writing about them in ways that are encouraging and transformative. She also writes widely in the Australian media and has been a frequent guest on ABC Radio. She was ordained in 2005 as an Interfaith Minister, is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, and a regular speaker for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Born in New Zealand, Dr Stephanie Dowrick lived in London for many years where she founded The Women's Press. She has lived in Sydney since 1983 and is the mother of two adult children.

Category: Mind Body Spirit
ISBN: 9781760111472
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: September 2014
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Mind, Body, Spirit

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